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Old 01-22-2003, 11:49 AM
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Business - Reuters

Obesity Suit Against McDonald's Dismissed
By Gail Appleson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a major victory for the fast food industry, a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a widely watched suit in which McDonald's hamburgers and French fries were blamed for children's obesity.

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet said the plaintiffs, including a 14-year-old girl who is 4-foot-10 and 170 pounds, failed to show McDonald's Corp.(NYSE:MCD - news) products presented a danger unknown to consumers. He also cited concerns the case could "spawn thousands of similar 'McLawsuits"' against all types of restaurants.

"This opinion is guided by the principle that legal consequences should not attach to the consumption of hamburgers and other fast food fare unless consumers are unaware of the dangers of eating such food," Sweet said.

"If consumers know...the potential ill health effect of eating at McDonald's, they cannot blame McDonald's if they, nonetheless, choose to satiate their appetite with a surfeit of supersized McDonald's products."
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:55 AM
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Good news. I just with he slapped the attorneys with some enormous frivolous lawsuit fine. What a great use of our taxdollars.
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Good! This lawsuit was an complete joke...
I wonder what it already cost up until this point.
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If not McDonalds...Why am I Fat?
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